Chef Kevin Cahill (Danal) struck out on his own to open this midtown bistro. Despite its generic name and bland location, Avon succeeds with a traditional brasserie menu enlivened by French and Italian accents. Featherlight pink-peppercorn gnocchi in garlicky pesto oozes with just the right amount of buffalo mozzarella, and a supertart preserved-lemon mignonette balances out a rich wild sockeye salmon entrée. As for dessert, it’s as top-notch as the attentive service: Don’t miss the rustic apple-almond tart.
|Venue name:||Avon Bistro (CLOSED)||Contact:|
155 E 52nd St
|Cross street:||between Lexington and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: E to Lexington Ave–53rd St, 6 to 51st St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V|
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